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that to put bombs inside printer cartridges and put them on aircraft bound for the united states using material called petn, white powdery substances, a detonator. very difficult to detect by conventional x-ray machines. so they are looking -- the fbi has the device, they say. they are looking at all of it trying to do the technical, the forensic analysis on it. very tantalizing detail. the person who would have used the bomb no longer a threat. nobody in the government is saying whether that person is dead or in custody. ashleigh? >> we went through this last week. we went through the anniversary. we heard from the government there was no credible threat and now we're hearing all of this. what do we know about this guy? dead, alive, in custody? >> as i said, we don't know if whether he's dead or in custody, but he would have perhaps just been the front man for all of this. the real person they are looking for is a man named ibrahim al asiri, part of al qaeda in the, a rabbian peninsula in yemen. a very key if not senior operative for al qaeda there and a master bombmaker by all accoun
, strong job of pointing out to donald trump that, yes, barack obama was born in the united states, and you're not looking at the facts. this is what we're talking about. newt gingrich, former house speaker who was romney's rival, came out last night. he spoke to cameras and said this is not a distraction for republicans. take a look at what gingrich said. >> i think donald trump said what he said because he thinks it's the right thing for him to say? >> do you think it's racist? >> no. i think that obama creates very powerful emotions about him, largely because of the radicalism of his views. >> you know, i was looking at the full report, ashleigh, from the fund-raiser, and donald trump did not mention the birther issue at all. he attacked dopresident obama f a lot of other things, but the issue of the birth certificate did not come up at that closed fund-raiser last night. >> it's interesting that on his plane mitt romney disavowed the issues and said, i believe obama was born in this country, and it's not an issue for me. last night something else happened, and it looked like he started
and phraseology we heard from the president of the united states, those in the capital are no safer. >> so, nick, there's a lot of hoopla. this visit by the president is being touted as the beginning of the end, and yet a lot of things still unanswered. troop levels going forward after 2014, the economic assistance this country may be roped into for a very long time, and those critical diplomatic relations. while we do have signatures, is this whole thing a bit vague? >> reporter: it's a little strange. to be honest, the american speech yesterday was definitely for an american audience. it was about trying to sew up the narrative of why america came here in the first place. they were here to get bin laden. a year after bin laden's death, obama is here to explain how they can move forward. the strategic partnership agreement we signed with president karzai is deeply symbolic because it's something america badly needed to sign because there's an important nato summit in chicago later this month. but left out are key questions. how much money will washington give kabul over the next few years is le
to study in the united states. american officials apparently saying they spoke to him overnight on the telephone and met with his wife in person. don't forget he's in a medical facility. hillary clinton set to speak on this in about a half hour live from beijing. >>> also, a hang glider accused of eating some evidence? after a student fell 1,000 feet to her death during a tandem flight in western canada, this is a very strange story, the investigators say he swallowed a memory card that contained video of that flight but that may have actually been damaged, erasing the video. who knows how that will turn out. very unusual indeed. >>> and also in the news, a white police officer off the hook in a racially charged shooting death of a black war veteran in his own apartment. 68-year-old kennel edge chamberlain was killed late last year in his apartment after a standoff in white plains, new york, with police. he showed up to check on him after his medical alert device went off, but things went south from there. christine? >>> america's front yard about to undergo some major yard work
will, it would be nice to nominate a brother to look after the plots in the united states. we've seen the nsome plots foiled. the united states remains a target but knows they have to look at another way of targeting it. >> check out this bin laden quote, nic. the americans have great accumulated expertise, a photography of the region due to the fact they've been doing it for so many years. they can even distinguish between houses that are frequented by male visitors at a higher rate than normal. pretty sketchy and paranoid, right? >> totally paranoid. this is bin laden's concern about al qaeda's training camps in the border of pakistan and afghanistan, the waziristan area. we know also from the documents as well, he gives specific advice to his son, 20-year-old son hamza who's believed to be living in that area. he says he needs to move, get out of that area and only move when there's a lot of cloud cover. he knows the ability of drones and satellite surveillance to track people. he also says at one point, one of the documents, he's considering pulling most of al qaeda operatives out
whether the president was born in the united states. it has continued on into this year with some tweets and some comments as well. mitt romney has been asked about this and his campaign has been asked about this. romney reacting on the campaign plane flight out to colorado. take a listen to what he said. >> you know, i don't agree with all the people that support me. i guess they don't agree with everything i believe in. i need to get 50.1% or more. i'm appreciative to have the help of a lot of good people. >> for himself romney says of course i believe that president obama was born in the united states. he says it should not be part of the campaign. the obama campaign is saying, wait a minute, john mccain pushed back, why are you not pushing back? we are talking about that right now. it is a distraction. >> my mom has an expression. she says tell me who you walk with and i will tell you who you are. you never know how people feel like that. let's talk about clinching the gop nomination tonight. i was trying to find the tape when you predicted when this would happen. i think you said ju
that changed the world. >> tonight, i can report to the american people and to the world that the united states has conducted an operation that killed osama bin laden, the leader of al qaeda. >> fast forward one year and osama bin laden is still influencing u.s. politics. in fact, the raid that killed him is fast becoming the number one topic on the campaign trail. the president touting his role in the operation and questioning whether his rival mitt romney would have achieved the same result. >> you would have given the order, governor? >> is there criticism -- >> even jimmy carter would have given that order. >> i said i'll go after bin laden if we had a clear shot at him and i did. if there are others two have said one thing and now suggest they'd do somethingç else, the i'd go ahead and let them explain it. >> romney may get a chance to do just that when he visits a new york city firehouse to mark the one-year anniversary of bin laden's death. he'll be joined by former new york mayor rudy giuliani. >>> may day protests kicking off right now all over the world. today is international worke
. this morning, the search for his killer. >> look, i am vice president of the united states of america. the president sets the policy. i am absolutely -- >> vice president joe biden giving us a couple of hints that the white house view of same-sex marriage could be evolving just as a key vote on the matter comes up in the battleground state. >>> this is cnn breaking news. >>> up first we begin with breaking news. a chilling video just released by al qaeda. on it, u.s. hostage warren weinstein, begs president obama to agree to his kidnappers' demands or else he will be killed. he was abducted last august in pakistan. the 70-year-old maryland executive has a bunch of health issues, including heart problems. here's part of the video militants posted online. >> i'd like to talk to president obama and ask and beg him that he please accept and respond to the demands of the mujahadin. if you accept the demands, i live. if you don't accept the demands, then i die. it's important you accept the demands and act quickly and don't delay. there will be no benefit in delay. it will just make things
6:00. thank you. >>> he is finally free and he is here in the united states but that is not the end of the chinese activist named chen guangcheng and his challenges. we'll talk with somebody who played a big role in helping that man on your screen get to this country right here. i love cash back. with the bankamericard cash rewards credit card, we earn more cash back for the things we buy most. 1% cash back everywhere, every time. 2% on groceries. 3% on gas. automatically. no hoops to jump through. no annual fee. that's 1% back on... wow! 2% on my homemade lasagna. 3% back on [ friends ] road trip!!!!!!!!!!!! [ male announcer ] get 1-2-3 percent cash back. apply online or at a bank of america near you. ♪ with the touch of a button ? droid does. does it post it instantly to facebook with sound ? droid does. droid with color for facebook. it's the ultimate status update. get a droid razr maxx by motorola for only $199.99. [ son ] mom, computer's broke! where's i.t. mom? she quit. [ male announcer ] even with technology -- it's all you. that's why you've got us. get up to $200 dollar
appreciate it. >> you got it. >>> three minutes past the hour here. the united states is condemning a bloody massacre in syria. more than 100 people have been killed, including dozens of women and children. u.n. officials say, the u.n. security council blaming much of this weekend's violence on the syrian government. the government is blaming al qaeda-linked groups. officials say syria has not fully cooperated with cease-fire agreements. the u.n. human rights chief is calling for the crisis in syria to be referred to the international criminal court. >>> a sobering warning on this memorial day weekend from defense secretary leon panetta. he says it will be, quote, disastrous if congress allows $500 billion in defense cuts to take effect in january as scheduled. those are the cuts that were triggered by congress' failure last year to reach a deficit reduction deal. the senate minority leader harry reid says he won't back down on the cuts. >>> in a few hours, president obama will lay a wreath at the tomb of the unknowns at arlington national cemetery and kicking off a 13-year project to honor
of the partnership. but what's really important is not control as much as it is, the fact that the united states will once again be in the lead, will be providing our own vehicles to take our own astronauts and cargo to the international space station. it's fine to rely on partners, but that's not where the greatest nation in the world wants to be. we want to be taking astronauts and cargo on our own vehicles. today was a huge day in the step to getting there. so we're on the way and people should hang with us. >> what can you tell me about the remains on board. i'm hearing the remains of about 300 people, including one of the, one of the actors from "star trek" sent into space today? >> ashley, i really can't tell you very much about it at all. i just learned about it myself friday night. as you know, this is a private launch and spacex as a private company can contract with other, with other customers and that is what they did there. so i will let you talk to elon musk and his team about some of the other cargo that's aboard. i don't want to guess and i don't know very much about it other than
, the longest serving republican in the united states senate, probably out looking for another job this morning. he is indiana's richard lugar. you recognize him. he was recognize him. he was sent straight into retirement after losing a republican primary battle last night against a backer of the tea party. lugar served six terms in the senate. and if you do the math, that is 36 years. cnn's political editor paul steinhauser is live in washington. this is one everyone was watching. it's not like it wasn't expected. polls going in show he was in big, big trouble, but does it speak bigger volumes about where this electorate is at right now? >> yes, especially the republican electorate. this party has become more conservative over the last couple of years and this is a sign of it. and richard lugar, i guess, didn't change with the times. tea party groups in indiana have been targeting him for two years now and got a lot of support over the last year or two from the larger national tea party groups. they were upset in support of the auto bailouts, the wall street bailouts and support of president o
the united states of america just to avoid paying taxes and we aren't going to let him get away from it. >> clever, defriend. savarin says his decision to move to singapore was personal and not a tax dodge insisting he plans to meet all tax obligations the u.s. requires. >> there's another side of that, the taxes facebook millionaires are going to pay is going to net the state of california $2 billion. >> yes. >> so everybody wants a piece of the action. >>> a second grader in colorado gets in trouble for wearing blackface to school. 8-year-old shaun king dressed up as martin luther king. i don't know if there's any relation. it was for a school project. he donned blackface, paint, as part of his costume. school officials asked him to wash it off saying it was offending other students and faculty. king refused saying he didn't mean to insult anybody. >> they thought it was inappropriate and disrespectful to black people. but i say that it's not. i like black people. i don't want to be mean to them. it's just a costume. i don't want to unsult anybody. >> his parents didn't want him to re
tourism? >> look, people who would normally cross border in the southwestern united states and that southeast part of texas are definitely afraid and aavoiding crossing into mexico. however, i was taking a look at some numbers from the tourism office in mexico and also up here in the united states. the number of tourists into mexico from not only the united states and canada but also from europe increased last year because places like cancun, are still for the most part very safe. it appears that tourists and foreign visitors are making a difference into that very violent part of northern mexico. the border states. and the typical tourist areas that i mentioned before, zoraida. >> this isn't the first time they found these mass graves, is it? >> no, no. last week on wednesday there were an additional 18 bodies in god guadalajara. five months before that, an additional 26 bodies, the year before, another 35 bodies in vera cruz. you're seeing massive massacres in mexico. again, the main point here, what the cartels are trying to dow is se -- to do is send messages to particul
, this is in the international business times, showing 23% of children in the united states are living in poverty. that is second only to romania with a 25.5% rate. iceland has the lowest child rate of poverty at 4.7%. >> second to romania. not a stat you want. >>> science has a confirmation this morning. this is a bit odd. elderly people actually do have a different scent and apparently they smell better than everybody else. so there. philadelphia enquirer has this for you. the researchers apparently sampling body odor from three different age groups. young, middle aged and old. i'm not a describing ages to those classifications. 75 to 95 had apparently the mild he's and most pleasant smell. middle aged men, aged 45 to 55 apparently smelled the worst. so there's that. that's a look at our top stories, go to our blog. cnn.com/early start. >> i'm still pondering that one. >>> as facebook stock plunges, so does mark zuckerberg's status among the wall street elite. we'll explain that coming up. [ female announcer ] did you know the average person smiles more than 50 times a day? so brighten your smile a healthy way
, which by the way, is the fourth leading cause of cancer deaths in the united states. now, this test is essentially based on those diabetic test paper strips and by testing a person's blood and urine, jack was able to determine whether or not that patient had early-stage pancreatic cancer. and i am so happy to say that jack andreka joins me now right here in the studio wearing those ribbons. congratulations. i have to shake your hand. >> thank you so much. >> congratulations. you are one happy kid. you won $100,000 in prize money, which you're going to put toward college. congratulations. >> thanks so much. >> tell me, how did you come up with the idea? i know you were inspired by a close family friend who died recently of pancreatic cancer, but how did you start thinking about doing this? >> so, once that close family friend died due to pancreatic cancer, i got really interested in early detection of pancreatic cancer because that's one of the main problems behind the huge death rate. and so, then i was looking at blood tests, because those are really the only way to detect it in it
of the united states and give al qaeda restricted military documents. the court also ordered barry walter buholt to pay a $10,000 fine. prosecutors say he wanted to join al qaeda and tried to provide the organization with money and two restricted as access army manuals related to u.s. drones and gps equipment. he was arrested two years ago after using a fake i.d. to enter a houston port and board a ship headed to the middle east. >>> later this morning, jurors in the john edwards trial will begin deliberating for a sixth day. yesterday they made some interesting requests, 20 different exhibits involving payments made to edwards' 2008 presidential campaign by a wealthy benefactor. they're trying to determine whether those payments were, in fact, illegal campaign contributions used to cover up the candidate's extramarital affair. >>> there are new details on the georgia grad student fighting to survive a rare flesh-eating bacterial infection after falling off a homemade zip line. doctors say 24-year-old aimee copeland could be out of intensive care in just about three to four weeks. aimee's father
into their arms. ashleigh, this is nothing like the united states in that they're studying for college entrance exams that will literally influence their entire life. it's not like the s.a.t. where it is a piece of admission but everything. if we want to get a little bit of a mental edge we're going to get it. what's interesting here, there's really not any proof this will help them. some suggestion that amino acids might combat mental fatigue to some degree but it's entirely clear so i'm not hour if it's going to help them or not. who put those needles in? can there a school nurse? do they do it for each other? >> it looks hideous. harrowing for all these kids. how many might have been pressured because everyone else was doing it and they would be left behind if they didn't? the bigger question is if what you're say something true we're not sure if the amino acids can give you that great mental edge. can it do something bad. >> it really depends on the dosage, if they're taking lots it could have and effect on ther kidneys. i don't know what the dosage is or how long they're taking it. it's a
the superhero america was hoping for. >> what has he done as president of the united states over the last four years? has he established the revitalization he promised he would bring to us? did he hold unemployment below 8%? it's been, what, 39 months now? that's not happened. >> my next guest says mitt romney may not be america's economic avenger either. matter of fact, no avenger in site for america, dean. >> that's the issue. you look at polls, 70% of america americans think the economy is bad, 61% think we're on the wrong track. we need a superhero, but we don't have that. at one point, frankly, i thought that president obama would be a superhero with that "yes we can" attitude. now it's more like it could be worse. i just want some evidence or support. show me the money, to quote cuba gooding jr., where it will actually result in job growth. that's the zblish you're not taking sides and comparing the two? >> i don't think president obama can become that superhero. he has been honest about the challenges of creating jobs. it's very hard. there are many issues that affect us. it's not just
now especially for the united states. egyptians, live pictures, voting in their first free election in 5,000 years. i'm not kidding. 5,000 years. we're going to take you live to cairo and tell you why this is significant to you. and it is. ♪ ♪ why do you whisper, green grass? ♪ [ all ] shh! ♪ why tell the trees what ain't so? ♪ [ male announcer ] dow solutions use vibration reduction technology to help reduce track noise so trains move quieter through urban areas all over the world. together, the elements of science and the human element can solve anything. [ all ] shh! [ male announcer ] solutionism. the new optimism. [ female announcer ] weak, damaged hair needs new aveeno nourish+ strengthen. active naturals wheat formulas restore strength for up to 90% less breakage in three washes. for strong, healthy hair with life, new aveeno nourish+ strengthen. >>> a tragic end to the search for a missing harvard business school student. the body of 31-year-old nathan bihlmaier was found yesterday in portland, maine. police divers recovered him from a portland harbor not far from
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